About this listing
The Byre, a three hundred year old barn, is nestled amongst hills and fields. With astounding views, it was part of the famous Baskerville Estate. Beautifully restored , it has a wealth of oak timbers and flagged floors throughout. There's a superb oak framed garden room overlooking your garden and pastures.
A unique rural escape just two miles from Hay on Wye, The Byre was built from local Welsh oak over three hundred years ago. When we moved to the farm twenty four years ago it was home to our small herd of Anglo Nubian goats. Traditionally it would have housed cattle. Now it's a super cosy retreat, comfortable, warm and filled with good things for you to enjoy!
From The Byre you can see the remains of woodland where the oaks were felled to build the farm. The valley is rich in wildlife- badgers, foxes, barn owls,red kites and buzzards. Below the farm a stream travels down towards
the river Wye. The Byre has a private garden for you to enjoy this beautiful valley.
There is a large car parking area just for you. In the shed you'll find lots of
logs from our wood, a barbecue and a small freezer.
The bird feeders are kept filled throughout the year. You will see many different birds throughout your stay. As you relax in the garden you can expect to hear the stream in our fields below you.
Our fantastic welcome pack with Steve's home made bread, fresh from the oven, our own eggs, cereals, juice, fresh fruit, local bacon, milk, teas and coffee, as well as home made jams and marmalade, means that you will have everything you need for that all important breakfast to set you up for the day- whether you're aiming to explore Hay on Wye's great shops and castle or looking for something more adventurous, such as hiring a canoe, mountain bike or horse. The scenery is superb.
On your arrival we can offer lots of advice about things to enjoy locally, including great places to eat. But we also respect your privacy and know that you are probably looking forward to peace and quiet...and we promise you that you will definitely unwind whilst staying in The Byre!
Coming in the winter or cooler months? No problem. On your arrival the log stove will be lit, the lights will be low and The Byre will be wonderfully cosy for you.
Hand crafted, locally made and well equipped oak kitchen with everything that you will need for your stay. The sitting room has a great log burner (plenty of free logs available from our own woodland), large, comfortable sofa and armchair, gorgeous Welsh blankets, TV and DVDs. There's free Wifi of course as well as books and games. The garden room has comfy chairs and there are loungers for sunny days too in the garden as well as table and chairs for outside dining. The shower room has a heated towel rail and cosy gowns are provided for your stay.
We can accommodate a baby- we provide a cot, mattress, duvet, pillow and bed linen- but not children.
Interaction with guests
We know the area very well, having lived here for over twenty four years, and we are always on hand to offer advice, answer any questions or help in any way. The Byre has guide books and lots of suggestions for things to do and places to eat! However we will always respect your privacy too. We always greet our guests and ask you in advance to let us know what time you expect to arrive so we can be sure to be here. Arrivals are from 3pm. There's always Michele's home made lemon drizzle cake waiting for you as well as Steve's fabulous home made bread fresh from the oven. . At Christmas time we welcome you with a glass of something special and lots of extra treats. But we get booked up early for that...
Other things to note
We have horses, sheep, hens, ducks, cats and dogs. You are welcome to meet them if you wish.
This is a farming neighbourhood so you might hear the odd tractor in the distance.
We provide crisp bed linen and all towels as well as shampoo and shower gel.
We see The Byre as an extension of our home. It was created with love. We ask you to respect it as if it was yours. Please don't drink wine on the bed. We ask you to leave everything that can be recycled in the shed provided. Please wash up all pots on departure and put away.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I have lived in this wonderful place with my husband Steve and our family of animals for twenty four years. We love the outdoor life- be it horse riding, walking, kayaking or cycling. We look forward to sharing our part of the world with you.